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July 2016

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Durango

July 7, 2016

“The Mountains Are Calling, and I Must Go…” –John Muir

And thus, I booked a trip to Durango for some fresh air and adventurous mountain vibes. Located in southwest Colorado, Durango was founded in 1880 by the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, when they extended their line from the town to Silverton in order to haul precious metals from high-country mines. In my experience, if it can be done outdoors, it can be done in Durango. There are so many day trips and activities in this bustling mountain town. Not far away is Vallecito Lake reservoir where I spent the afternoon on a high-mountain lake, hiking along amoung the aspen trees, paddleboarding on the water, and camping under the stars.

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Desert Hot Springs

July 1, 2016

In the foothills, overlooking Palm Springs, Desert Hot Springs has the only aquifer of thermal, mineral spring water in southern California. Desert Hot Springs’ natural hot mineral waters originate from the Desert Hot Springs Aquifer, which continues to be heated by ancient geothermal forces thousands of feet below the earth’s surface. Naturally heated to temperatures as high as 180 degrees, for centuries, the waters have been believed to hold curative powers. When the first scientific analysis of the hot mineral water was performed in 1937, its therapeutic value was affirmed.

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